Category: Community

Detroit Public Schools Community District and Davenport University team up on new urban education program to improve student performance
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Detroit Public Schools Community District and Davenport University team up on new urban education program to improve student performance

Davenport University announced today that it has teamed up with Detroit Public Schools Community District to offer its staff and faculty a scholarship to pursue certification and master’s degree programs in urban education. Davenport University’s College of Urban Education programs are specifically designed to help administrators and teachers build skills necessary to address the unique...

DU honors Rockford Construction CEO Mike VanGessel and chats with Cleveland Cavaliers’ new coach John Beilein
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DU honors Rockford Construction CEO Mike VanGessel and chats with Cleveland Cavaliers’ new coach John Beilein

The Excellence in Business Dinner Gala is Davenport University’s largest annual fundraising event that directly benefits student scholarships. The event has raised more than $2.4 million in scholarships to help talented students earn their degrees and make a lasting difference in our workplaces and communities.  This year’s gala was held at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids on May 17. At...

Davenport University occupational therapy students build sensory room to benefit children at Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center
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Davenport University occupational therapy students build sensory room to benefit children at Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center

Students at Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center (GRCDC) will now have a place to escape from sensory overload and experience something new. Filled with a lively variety of color and equipment like a pod swing, sound machine, resistance tunnel and fidget toys, the new sensory room at the school will provide a safe environment for...

An inspiring legacy continues through the Eileen DeVries Family Foundation at Davenport
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An inspiring legacy continues through the Eileen DeVries Family Foundation at Davenport

Eileen DeVries leaves a legacy that is inspiring! A nationally recognized leader in her profession as former senior vice president of investments at Merrill Lynch, Eileen built a prosperous career in Grand Rapids that spanned 40 years while also raising five children. She passed away on May 16, 2017 due to complications from cancer.  Eileen...

What to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & how you can promote diversity, equity & inclusion within your community
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What to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & how you can promote diversity, equity & inclusion within your community

Leffler, W. K., photographer. Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington D.C, 1963. Dec. 3. Photograph Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2011648312/. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is quickly approaching and now is the time to reflect on how Dr. King’s lessons can be applied today. In an effort to continue the work of Dr. King,...

Becoming a hero to a child: Student-athletes volunteer in local schools
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Becoming a hero to a child: Student-athletes volunteer in local schools

Between balancing practice, classes, homework and jobs, Davenport University student-athletes are dedicating time to mentor children in Caledonia schools. The HEROES Mentoring Program, led by the DU Volunteer Center at the W.A Lettinga Campus, focuses on helping middle school students develop competence and character. “The DU volunteers get a lot out of being there for...

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Employees share #MyDU5

Over the last several weeks employees have been asked to participate in the #MyDU5 campaign. This campaign was designed to tell their DU story in just five words. All entries received either before DavenFest or during the pre-event activities were entered into a drawing for six prizes. Nearly 50 employees participated in this campaign and...

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